Welcome to doofer.org

Hello, welcome to doofer.org. My own corner of the web. I'm currently constructing this site so some things may be a little unfinished.

What is doofer.org?

doofer.org is the website and domain of Derek Piper. Nothing more, nothing less. Here you will find pages about myself, my family, interests and anything else I feel I want to share.

Why 'doofer.org'?

Although the knee-jerk response is 'why not?', the name does actually have some base in reality. My reality at least. 'doofer' is a phrase that just came to mean (to my friends and I at least) something and anything. It was actually a very good friend of mine who started using the phrase 'doofer'. I was also using it too before very long (strange the way a phrase repeated a few times ends up in your own vocabulary :)) and I have used it many times since when I was stuck for the correct name of something or whatever.

I decided to make my corner of the internet around this amusing phrase and thus doofer.org was born.

WordWeb Online definition of 'doofer':

Noun: doofer
Usage: Brit (=thingummy)

  1. Something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
    - doodad [N. Amer], doohickey [N. Amer], dojigger [N. Amer], gimmick, gizmo, gismo, gubbins [Brit], thingamabob, thingumabob, thingmabob, thingamajig, thingumajig, thingmajig, thingummy, whatchamacallit, whatchamacallum, whatsis, widget, doodah [Brit], doobry [Brit], doobrie [Brit], thingy, thingo [Austral], dingus [N. Amer], doover [Austral], whatsit